I have a 7 week old daughter and I'm scheduled to receive a paraguard IUD tomorrow, but I'm feeling very uncertain about it and having second thoughts...
I went on BC pills in high school for heavy periods, and I hated them...I had tons of side effects and once I stopped, I didn't get my period back for 2 years! So for me, hormonal BC is not an option.
I wasn't sexually active until I got married, and we used FAM with condoms during fertile times. I tried using spermicide inserts and the sponge but they always gave me UTIs. my dr said I'm not a good candidate for the diaphragm because of my frequent UTIs.
We got a surprise pregnancy after 4 months of FAM. I'm breastfeeding my daughter and don't have cycles, so FAM isn't really an option. i plan to bf for 1-2 years so i might not get my cycles back for a while.
we really don't want another baby yet - we could just use condoms but DH doesnt like them, they're not that effective, and it would get expensive (we're still kinda newlyweds and we ML pretty much every day
so it seems like the paraguard is the best option...my insurance will pay for it if i get it within 60 days of giving birth (pregnancy medicaid). i have an appt tomorrow to get it inserted and I'm suddenly really uneasy and having second thoughts. I'm scared of the pain of insertion, the cramps and heavy bleeding (i have bad periods already), i don't like the fact that it can cause a fertilized embryo to not implant, i'm concerned abt getting an infection and becoming infertile, etc.
any experiences with paraguard? are there other bc options i'm overlooking?